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20 November 2014
As they increasingly use digital advocacy and communication tools to do their work, environmental rights defenders in Africa have become more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and online harassment.
13 October 2014
The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.
2 October 2014
Activists worldwide have criticized the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum for shying away from pressing issues like censorship and digital surveillance. This year, they held took matters into their own hands.
Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.
Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.
24 September 2014
This week we look at mounting threats to digital activists in Bahrain and Iran, blogger crackdowns in Crimea, and surveillance in Singapore, FinSpy-style.
22 September 2014
With more and more world governments targeting journalists with communications surveillance, the Committee to Protect Journalists is asking the Obama administration to clean up its act.
5 September 2014
EXCLUSIVE: German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators – and Making Millions
Data analyzed by two leading researchers on surveillance and digital security technology suggests the majority of surveillance technologies produced by German companies have been bought and sold under the table.
25 August 2014
What exactly do China's online "opinion analysts" do? A recent scandal at Peking University sheds light on the question.
22 August 2014
Unknown hackers released 40 gigabytes of data uncovered about the use of FinFisher, the malicious digital spyware kit, in Pakistan. The Digital Rights Foundation reports on first findings.